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Industrial Programs

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
A career in residential and commercial maintenance and installation of heating and cooling systems.
Employment opportunities: Firms that specialize in installing, repairing and servicing heating and cooling systems and refrigeration equipment in homes, commercial and industrial buildings.
AAS, Diploma or Certificate
Entry Salary ranges: $24,960-$27,0401

Auto Body Repair
Employment in the auto body repair trade.
Employment opportunities: Auto dealerships or franchised independent garages; self-employment.
Continuing Education Program Certificate
Entry Salary ranges: $26,750-$32,949

Contractors’ Exam Review
Taking the N.C. Residential or Commercial Contractors’ Exam given by the North Carolina Contractors’ Licensing Board.
Employment opportunities: Residential and commercial construction.
Continuing Education Program Certificate
Entry Salary ranges: Varies according to construction field

Electrical and Electronics Technology
Employment installing and maintaining electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial and industrial facilities.
Employment opportunities: On-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems (Graduates who successfully complete the required apprenticeship are prepared to take the state electrical contracting license exam.)
AAS, Diploma or Certificate
Entry Salary ranges: $33,456-$40,502

Mechatronics
Employment in the installation and repair of manufacturing equipment and automated machinery.
Employment opportunities: Work in manufacturing facilities or as field service technician.
Continuing Education Program Certificate
Entry Salary ranges: $18.95-$22.45/hr.2
 


North Carolina salary information taken from www.nccareers.org unless otherwise noted.
1 Results of a survey of local employers. 
2 Information from Employment Security Commission of North Carolina.